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Essentials of Seascape Photography Lecture and Workshop with Chris Crosby -...

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Samy's Photo School Los Angeles

431 S. Fairfax Avenue

Classroom on 3rd Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90036

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This is a 2-part class including a lecture at Samy’s Camera, Los Angeles from 10am-12pm and a hands-on shoot at El Matador Beach in Malibu on Monday September 23rd from 5pm-7:30pm. You may choose to just take the lecture or you may take both the lecture and the hands-on portion. The ticket for the hands-on portion includes the price of the lecture.

Seascape is one of the more challenging landscapes to capture as it involves motion, changing light, and water. To be successful you have to capture the motion of the water while exposing correctly. In this two part course, a classroom lecture and an in-field workshop, Chris Crosby will teach you what he considers to be the essentials of seascape that will help you produce better and more interesting seascape images.

Part 1 –Saturday September 21st from 10am-12pm Lecture at Samy’s Camera Los Angeles

The lecture portion will focus on beginning to intermediate techniques that are fundamental to successful seascape captures. Learn the keys to composition, exposure and capturing water motion. Plan for better seascapes by understanding weather, tides and sun angles. Get tips for gear and filters that will help you perfect your seascape captures. After the lecture students can join Chris for a optional in-field workshop during sunset.

Topics Covered:

  • Planning – Choosing locations based up on weather, tides and sun angles
  • Gear – Gear that I use to help capture seascapes
  • Exposure – How I expose my seascapes for beautiful tonal range
  • Composition – Learn how to make your images more interesting immediately
  • Capturing Water Motion – Learn how shutter speed can make or break a photo
  • Filters – Learn what filters to use and how to use them

What to bring:

  • Pen, Pencil, Paper or laptop to take notes

Part 2 –Monday September 23rd from 5pm-7:30pm Hands-on Workshop at El Matador Beach

The in-field workshop will take place on the beach at Sunset and allow you to reinforce what Chris covered in the lecture. Chris will be providing hands on instruction and guidance as you learn these new techniques. We’ll be focusing on composition, exposure and shutter speeds to create interesting seascape images. Students are encouraged to bring filters of their own, but Chris will have a few sets of Haida Filters for students to sample if they are interested. ***Please note, there are several sets of staircases and a steep path to get from the parking lot down to Matador Beach. It is necessary to use extreme caution on this path as it can be slippery and hazardous. If you are concerned about being able to access this location, please contact the Photo School office prior to purchasing your tickets***

Topics Covered:

  • Exposure – How I expose my seascapes for beautiful tonal range
  • Composition – Learn how to make your images more interesting immediately
  • Capturing Water Motion – Learn how shutter speed can make or break a photo
  • Filters – Learn what filters to use and how to use them

What to bring:

  • Camera – Preferably a DSLR or other camera that allows control over Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO.
  • Wide Angle Lens – Chirs suggests a lens between 10-50mm depending on your cameras sensor size. He uses a 16-35mm on a Full Frame Canon. This focal range or wider is prefered.
  • Tripod – The sturdier the better. Tripod will be necessary to capture longer exposures.
  • Remote Shutter – Chris recommends a remote shutter or cable release to remove camera shake from your shots and to take long exposures.
  • Lens Cloths/Towels – Chris recommends lens cleaning cloths for you lens/filters and a small towel for splashes or accidents. A rain cover for your camera is an option.
  • Filters – Filters aren’t necessary, but are very helpful. Bring what you have or try some during the workshop
  • Clothing – Chris recommends shorts/swim trunks and water shoes (not flip flops) that have heal and toe coverage. He uses an inexpensive pair of running shoes that have good grip. Expect to get wet from the knee down. A light jacket is recommend if it becomes windy at sunset.

Instructor Bio:

Chris Ewen Crosby is a photographer based in Long Beach, CA. Born and raised in Seal Beach, CA, he developed a love for the ocean and outdoors during his childhood. Chris was very active in sports and outdoor activities that took him from the California’s oceans, through the mountains and to the deserts. It was these formative years that sculpted his love of the beauty of the earth. He also inherited a love for teaching from his mother, It is a desire to teach, love for the outdoors, and a love for photography which shaped where Chris currently resides in his life.

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431 S. Fairfax Avenue

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